TV News LIES

Sunday, Feb 19th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News International Guatemala: Rios Montt Convicted of Genocide

Guatemala: Rios Montt Convicted of Genocide

E-mail Print PDF

Rios Montt The guilty verdict against Efraín Ríos Montt, former leader of Guatemala, for genocide and crimes against humanity is an unprecedented step toward establishing accountability for atrocities during the country’s brutal civil war, Human Rights Watch said today.

“The conviction of Rios Montt sends a powerful message to Guatemala and the world that nobody, not even a former head of state, is above the law when it comes to committing genocide,” said José Miguel Vivanco, Americas director at Human Rights Watch. “Without the persistence and bravery of each participant in this effort – the victims, prosecutors, judges, and civil society organizations – this landmark decision would have been inconceivable.”

Rios Montt was sentenced to 50 years in prison for the crime of genocide and 30 years for crimes against humanity in a sentence that was handed down on May 10, 2013 by Judge Yassmin Barrios in Guatemala City. In her decision, Barrios said Rios Montt was fully aware of plans to exterminate the indigenous Ixil population carried out by security forces under his command.   

The genocide conviction was the first for a current or former head of state in a national court, Human Rights Watch said.

TVNL Comment: Now let's indict GW Bush and Dick Cheney. Why are they exempt from prosecution for the deaths of so many innocent people?  Just asking....

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Iraqi forces launch offensive to take west Mosul

Iraqi forces launch Mosul offensiveIraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Sunday announced Iraqi security forces have launched the military offensive...

Thousands march against Duterte's war on drugs

Philippine protest against DuterteThousands of Catholics have gathered in the Philippine capital in a "show of force" to protest...

Fears mount over scale of Buddhist sect sexual abuse

Dennis Lingwood, Buddhist sexual abuse revealedOne of the UK’s largest Buddhist orders has been forced to report allegations of sexual abuse...

Suspect in North Korea killing 'thought she was taking part in TV prank'

N. Korea assassin thought it was a tv prankAn Indonesian woman arrested for suspected involvement in the killing of the North Korean dictator Kim...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!